1946 New York Giants (MLB) season

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1946 New York Giants
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Horace Stoneham
General manager(s) Chub Feeney
Manager(s) Mel Ott
Local radio WMCA
(Jack Brickhouse, Steve Ellis)
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The 1946 New York Giants season was the franchise's 64th season. The team finished in eighth place in the National League with a 61-93 record, 36 games behind the St. Louis Cardinals.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 98 58 0.628 49–29 49–29
Brooklyn Dodgers 96 60 0.615 2 56–22 40–38
Chicago Cubs 82 71 0.536 14½ 44–33 38–38
Boston Braves 81 72 0.529 15½ 45–31 36–41
Philadelphia Phillies 69 85 0.448 28 41–36 28–49
Cincinnati Reds 67 87 0.435 30 35–42 32–45
Pittsburgh Pirates 63 91 0.409 34 37–40 26–51
New York Giants 61 93 0.396 36 38–39 23–54


The 1946 Giants are the original subject of the phrase "nice guys finish last", a condensation of a reference to them by Leo Durocher of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The original quote by Durocher was "The nice guys are all over there, in seventh place." (July 6, 1946),[1][2][3] seventh place being last place in the National League.

Record vs. opponents

1946 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 5–17 12–9–1 15–7 13–9 14–8 15–7 7–15
Brooklyn 17–5 11–11 14–8–1 15–7 17–5 14–8 8–16
Chicago 9–12–1 11–11 13–9 17–5 12–10 12–10–1 8–14
Cincinnati 7–15 8–14–1 9–13 14–8 8–14–1 13–9 8–14
New York 9–13 7–15 5–17 8–14 12–10 10–12 10–12
Philadelphia 8–14 5–17 10–12 14–8–1 10–12 14–8 8–14
Pittsburgh 7–15 8–14 10–12–1 9–13 12–10 8–14 9–13
St. Louis 15–7 16–8 14–8 14–8 12–10 14–8 13–9


Opening Day lineup

Notable transactions

  • September 16, 1946: Red Kress was released by the Giants.[4]

Roster

1946 New York Giants
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Jack Graham 100 270 59 .219 14 47
Mel Ott 31 68 5 .074 1 4
Jess Pike 16 41 7 .171 1 6

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Woody Abernathy 15 1 1 1 3.38 6
Ace Adams 3 0 1 0 16.88 3

Awards and honors

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Minneapolis Millers American Association Zeke Bonura, Rosy Ryan
and Tom Sheehan
AAA Jersey City Giants International League Bruno Betzel
A Jacksonville Tars Sally League Johnny Hudson
B Trenton Giants Interstate League Earl Wolgamot
B Manchester Giants New England League Hal Gruber
B Richmond Colts Piedmont League Ray Berres
B Anderson A's Tri-State League Bob Richards
C Danville-Scholfield Leafs Carolina League Herb Brett
C Erie Sailors Middle Atlantic League Steve Mizerak
C St. Cloud Rox Northern League Walter Kopp
C Fort Smith Giants Western Association Hugh Willingham
D Bristol Twins Appalachian League Donald Cross
D Peekskill Highlanders North Atlantic League Tony Ravish
D Hickory Rebels North Carolina State League Sammy Bell
D Springfield Giants Ohio State League Donald Ramsay
D Oshkosh Giants Wisconsin State League Ray Lucas

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Erie, Peekskill[5]

Notes

  1. ^ N.Y. Journal American, 1946 July 7
  2. ^ The Yale Book of Quotations, Fred R. Shapiro, Yale University Press, 2006, p. 221
  3. ^ ""Nice guys finish last" - phrase meaning and origin". www.phrases.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-02-28.
  4. ^ Red Kress at Baseball-Reference
  5. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

References

  • 1946 New York Giants team at Baseball-Reference
  • 1946 New York Giants team at Baseball Almanac
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